Sunday, October 22, 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Wow was I wrong. This was by far the most excruciating 90 min. exam I have ever taken. In the end though, I passed!!!!!!
So now I just have to wait the 4-6 weeks for the VCP welcome kit to come in.
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Monday, September 11, 2006
Sunday, August 6, 2006
Monday, July 31, 2006
Thursday, July 27, 2006
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Wednesday, June 21, 2006
So I found this site:
Works just like Enterprise Manager!
OH and if you need to gather information from servers there is another site you might like to visit:
There is more info on Evan's page: http://www.evanwashere.com/StolenSidekick/
Way to go Evan!!!
Friday, June 16, 2006
For those who don't know, I have officialy left NetBank, Inc. and now work for a consulting company doing Virtualization consulting. My first job is in Philly and I leave out Sunday night. Should be fun. All of the phone numbers have changed so contact me via gmail for the new info. Words can not describe how good it feels to be out of South Carolina. We have some good friends up there but the stress from the job up there was just too much. On top of that, my grandfather passed away a couple of months ago and Robin said that she felt it would be better if we both were back in town to help take care of my grandmother. So now we are .5 miles away from Noggin! (don't believe what he says, he is happy) and a short drive away from my granny. Oh, and TechnoDaddy is close by too!!! Now we can have a serious poker night! :)
Well, that's all for now, I will put up pictures once all the boxes have been thrown away.. The new place has a pool even!
Monday, June 12, 2006
Thursday, June 8, 2006
Tuesday, June 6, 2006
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Filed under: Robots
If you have one of those floors that need very close monitoring throughout the day, the Surveyor SRV-1 is the robot for you. The little unit can crawl around your home at around one foot per second, and reports back on its surroundings with a miniature VGA camera. A 100 meter range Zigbee 802.15.4 wireless receiver is included to let the SRV-1 stream its findings to your computer and up onto the web, and you can control and monitor the bot with any major operating system or via a web browser. If you don't feel like taking manual control of SRV-1, he can do fine by himself driving around, navigating obstacles, and even communicating with others of his kind via IR. The best news is the price: at $375 for the bot, the charger and the wireless base station, SRV-1 shouldn't break the bank, and seems ready to provide some good times for the robot hobbyist within us all.
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Back when we worked in an office, trying to pass gas discretely when there were people around was the highlight of our day. Alas, more often than not, the keen nose of our coworkers would alert them to our rear-corridor escapades.
But, with the Flat-D odor absorbing pad under your buttocks, you'll be free to fart and fart 'til you get a chunker. The activated charcoal cloth pad sucks in all the smells that would normally contaminate the rest of the air.
Available now for $25.95.
Your Safe Chair [Flat-D via Core77]
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Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Give me a break! Why not just live in an inflatable bubble?!?!
We suppose this is eminently useful if you often ride the range in pursuit of the wild Jackalope or like to tip your ATV into the ravine of an evening. As we see, this is a wearable airbag that protects the neck, shoulders, front, and ass-bone, which is a medical term for the bone in your ass.
There is a wire that hooks to the animal or vehicle and pulls a key in the vest when you're thrown. The vests are refillable and quite handsome.
Product Page [MrTrailer]
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
I post this for me so I don’t forget. The last paragraph talks about how to make individual exceptions to different settings so it’s not an all or nothing setting (like the only option available in the ESM).
During MEDC a number of customers have asked me if it's possible to set Exchange 2003 IT Policies at a user level rather than at the Organization level.
You can actually do this and it is possible using XML.
It was actually documented by the Exchange team some time back now - few people are aware of it so I wanted to highlight it.....
Wednesday, May 3, 2006
Researchers at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas are apparently huge fans of The Ghostbusters. A recent patent filed by them shows a tank of goo carried backpack-like by riot police.
A hose extends from the tank to a nozzle, which when shot, combines a jet of water with a jet of dry powder into a single powerful stream of splurge that causes everybody in the area to fall down. Even cars are not immune as they go sliding faster than a Japanese drifter.
Any invention that calls for less bean bags shot to our face is a good one in our book.
Riot slimer [NewScientist]
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Thursday, March 2, 2006
Can't wait to get started with the testing!!! :)
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Monday, February 13, 2006
To enable a virtual machine for accelerated 3-D
I found this on the VMWare site while trying to figure out how to get GuildWars to run under a VM...
1. Choose a virtual machine with Windows 2000 or XP guest operating system.
Note: Do not enable Direct3D on a virtual machine that is powered on or suspended.
2. Add the following to the configuration (.vmx) file for the virtual machine:
mks.enable3d = TRUE
This line enables accelerated 3-D on the host. It is required to support accelerated 3-D in the guest and also enables the host to accelerate 2-D portions of the guest display.
3. You may also add one or both of the following optional lines:
svga.vramSize = 67108864
This line increases the amount of VRAM on the virtual display card to 64 MB. Adding more VRAM helps to reduce thrashing in the guest. The maximum value is 128 MB.
vmmouse.present = FALSE
This line disables the absolute pointing device in the guest. Applications which require DirectInput relative mode need to turn off the absolute pointing device in the guest. In practice, this is only required for a certain class of full screen 3-D applications (for example, real-time games like first-person shooters).
Note: If you set the vmmouse.present option, you should also turn off the preference for motion ungrabbing in the Input tab of the Preferences settings dialog.
To turn off ungrabbing for vmouse.present:
a. Choose Edit > Preferences.
b. Click Input.
c. Deselect Ungrab when cursor leaves window.
Monday, February 6, 2006
this will solve this problem...
Sunday, February 5, 2006
Saturday, February 4, 2006
Monday, January 30, 2006
by the blue blocks or touching the black walls.
If you can go longer than 18 seconds you are phenomenal. It's been said
the US Air Force uses this for fighter pilots. They are expected to go
at least 2 minutes.
Give it a try but be careful...it is addictive!! The URL is
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Tuesday, January 24, 2006
This is WAY too funny. I think they should sue themselves so that they go bankrupt and have to dissolve the organization!
The MPAA gets caught doing what it warns consumers about: making unauthorized copies of a film. At least they didn't throw them up on BitTorrent.
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Uh, am I the only one that thinks this is creepy? Don’t get me wrong, I would love to have one, but I don’t think I would leave it alone with the kids, or the cats…
Filed under: Robots
South Korea's Ministry of Information and Communications hopes to introduce a series of internet-connected household robots this October. The bots, according to the Ministry, will be able to perform such household tasks as cleaning, monitoring homes, reading to children, and ordering pizza via the Internet. The Korean government also plans to roll out robocops that can pursue suspects, and multi-legged or wheeled combat bots within the next five years. The bots will receive most of their commands via a wireless Internet connection, keeping costs down to as little as $1,000, and allowing a malevolent AI or evil scientist to completely take over the nation's network of robots at will.
Info from someone who listens to his MP3 player while he sleeps, this is way cool! I can never find a set of earbuds or headphones that don’t end up either falling out/off or hurting my ears. Now, one would ask, why not just hook regular speakers up to it? Well, the wife tends to not like my choice of music and tells me that it keeps her up or wakes her up in the middle of the night… This might actually be worth trying…
Open letter to manufacturers of household products: Stop messing with the classic pillow design by trying to get all high tech and cutesy. That means no more MP3 playing pillows, no networked pillows for "communicating" with loved ones, no pillows that record us snoring, no pillows that indicate current surfing conditions, and definitely no pillows with artificial heartbeats. Chillows, however, are still allowed. That is all. Since we'll get in trouble if we don't mention the actual product here: the Sound Pillow is just a regular pillow with embedded speakers and a stereo plug, designed by the UK's Royal National Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to sooth tinnitus sufferers (which actually makes it sound kind of useful, thus negating our whole introductory rant), and costing about $44.
Thursday, January 12, 2006
Way cool! But, if I had put out the dough to get an iPod, I would be afraid to break it open and start messin’ with it.
Filed under: Portable Audio
We definitely absolutely positively cannot attest to the validity of efficacy of this hack, but word on the street is you can actually solder in a dead iPod nano's guts (namely the Samsung flash chips) to double that storage to 8GB on a formerly 4GB nano -- and the guy who's making the claims is also offering up his services to do so for a paltry $225 (which includes shipping, natch). Buyer / modder / hacker beware -- you know what they say about things seeming too good to be true. That said, anyone given it a go yet?
[Via hack a day]
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
This would be cool but what they need is an umbrella that is surgically attached so I don’t leave it in the car when I go INTO the office…..
Do you demand the dopest umbrella around with the ultimate rain-prediction technology? Look no further than the Forcasting Umbrella from Ambient Devices. Announced at CES, the Forcasting Umbrella does what every umbrella on the face of the earth should do: lets you know if it's going to rain. The umbrella is connected to Ambient's network and can automatically tell you the day's weather. If rain is near, the handle will glow blue meaning you should open Mr. Umbrella up and make haste to your car. This way, if you're leaving the office and aren't sure if you should drag the umbrella along with you, just look at the handle and you'll know what to do. No price has been set.
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
This is funny. I looked it up on yahoo: http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=AAPL and it is true. Too funny.
Unless you're the sort of person who immediately recognized why the folks at Google originally sought to raise $2,718,281,828 in its IPO, you might want to just pass over this story. A reporter at News.com noticed an extremely unintentional inside joke with Apple's closing share price today. On the very day the company officially announced its first Intel-based product, Apple's stock price closed at $80.86. If you don't get it, it's time to read up on your computer history. No, there is no way at all that this was intentional. However, that doesn't make it any less amusing.